It was the second match that the team, formed earlier this year following the amalgamation of Dunfermline and Dunfermline Carnegie cricket clubs, have played but they were unable to make it two wins from two after a three wicket win over Falkland as they fell to a 92 run defeat.

Neil Harris top scored for the home side with 39 runs but they only managed a total of 95 in their four overs, while Ieuan Ward’s strong innings of 109 helped Broomhall on their way to a comfortable score of 185.

Despite the defeat, club president Richie Barclay told Press Sport that the interest that has been shown by people looking to join the club, and watching the side step onto the field for their East of Scotland Division Three opener at Murrayfield DAFS 2s on Saturday, will make all efforts to merge the clubs worthwhile.

He said, “Everything has been going well so far and there is a good vibe around the club, so now we need to get results on the field. Looking forward it would be great to expand the club and take players from the ages of 8-9 all the way up to senior level, but at the moment we’ll have cricket on every Saturday at McKane Park and we want to create a family friendly atmosphere where kids and the partners of the players can come along and keep themselves busy.

“Our aim is for our first team to try and win promotion but if we can finish in the top half and consolidate then we’d be happy with that. The second team will be our development team and between that and our Sunday side, guys who have not picked up a bat before can play and see the social and fun aspect of cricket.

“We want people to be able to participate, get them interested in cricket and at the same time give the boys in the second team something to aspire to. We’ve got two experienced coaches in Wayne Sullivan and Waqas Ahmed, who is soon to join us, and we will cater for a wide range of people.” He added, “It is not all about being a good player; we are an inclusive club and if you are interested in the sport, we want you to come here and to give everyone in Dunfermline that opportunity. We can cater for all ages and abilities and what we really want to say to people is that it is a great way to spend the summer.

“Saturday is going to be a historic moment for us and we’re looking forward to it.” The club’s seconds also begin their Division Six campaign on Saturday at home to Livingston seconds with a 1pm start.